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Kennedy Ryan is a web producer at KTLA.

Kennedy has 30 years of experience covering local news in the Los Angeles area.


Recent Articles
  • Bumble Bee Foods and two of its managers were charged Monday in the 2012 death of an employee who became trapped inside an industrial oven at the company's Santa Fe Springs plant. (Credit: KTLA)

    Bumble Bee Foods, Two Others Charged in Death of Employee Trapped Inside Industrial Oven

    Bumble Bee Foods and two of its managers were charged Monday in the 2012 death of an employee who became trapped inside an industrial oven at the company’s Santa Fe Springs plant. The company along with Bumble Bee’s former Safety Manager Saul Florez, the company’s Director of Plant Operations Angel Rodriguez were charged with  three felony counts each of willfully violating OSHA worker safety rules leading to the death of 62-year-old Jose Melena, according to a news release from the […]

  • Police arrest a man following a nearly five-hour barricade situation at an apartment complex in Van Nuys on April 24, 2015.  (Credit: KTLA)

    Man in Custody After Allegedly Shooting From Balcony Amid SWAT Standoff in Van Nuys

    A man was in custody after allegedly waiving a gun and shooting from a balcony at an apartment complex in Van Nuys on Friday afternoon. A SWAT team was responding to the call, which came in from the 15900 block of Sherman Way about 1 p.m., police said. Neighbors said they heard shots fired, and LAPD appeared to have sent an emergency alert to cellphones in the area at about 4 p.m., warning of “suspect shooting from balcony.” “STAY AWAY,” […]

  • Michael Buelna was responding to stabbing call in 1989 when he inadvertently found a newborn baby that had been abandoned behind a dumpster in an alley near the crime scene.

    Santa Ana Officer Reunited With Child He Found Abandoned Behind Dumpster 25 Years Ago

    A retired Santa Ana police officer was reunited this week with a now-grown man that he rescued as an infant from an alley 25 years ago. Michael Buelna was responding to stabbing call in 1989 when he inadvertently found a newborn baby that had been abandoned behind a dumpster in an alley near the crime scene. The officer picked up the barely-breathing baby and rushed him to a nearby paramedic for help. The abandoned boy, dubbed “Baby Adam” is now […]

  • FIRE

    Firefighters Battle Blaze at Possible Marijuana Grow House in the Los Feliz Hills

    A huge fire at a home in the Los Feliz area Friday evening became an investigation into a possible pot-growing operation after the discovery of dozens of marijuana plants on the property. The fire, ignited by approximately 100 small butane canisters, was reported at 6 p.m. at a three-story home in 3900 block of West Sunset Drive, according to LAFD spokesman Erik Scott. The fire was initially reported by the LAFD to be at a two-story home on Sanborn Avenue. […]

  • Noah Cohen was sworn into the LAPD for a day on April 23, 2015. (Credit: KTLA)

    Seriously Ill 8-Year-Old Sworn Into LAPD for a Day Through Make-a-Wish Foundation

    Noah Cohen, 8, has had more than two dozen surgeries for a rare condition he was born with, but on Thursday he got to focus instead on a dream: becoming part of the LAPD. The Vermont native landed at LAX Wednesday night on a trip organized by the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Noah got the full treatment, including a ride in a police helicopter and a training exercise with the SWAT team. This unique on-the-job police training, involved tactical missions inside an […]

  • A photograph of the dog seized by the police impersonators provided by the owner.

    Two Police Impersonators Sought After ‘Confiscating’ Homeowner’s Dog in Echo Park

    Police were warning pet owners to be aware of a scam involving two women posing as LAPD officers who seized a Echo Park homeowner’s dog on the grounds of alleged abuse. The women were dressed in green uniforms and claimed they were from the LAPD Animal Cruelty Task Force, the posted stated, according to a Facebook post by the LAPD’s Rampart Division. The homeowner was told that the task force had received multiple complaints that his dog was being neglected. […]

  • A man's body was found in a parking lot in the 1700 block of North Cherokee Avenue on April 22, 2015. (Credit: Google Maps)

    Arrest Made in Stabbing Death of Man in Hollywood Restaurant Parking Lot

    Police arrested a 29-year-old Pomona man Thursday in connection with the stabbing death of a man found in the parking lot of a restaurant in Hollywood. The victim was discovered around 8:30 a.m. Wednesday at 1727 N. Cherokee Ave., in a parking lot used by the legendary Musso & Frank Grill, located around the corner on Hollywood Boulevard. A witness reported that a Black man stabbed the victim after a dispute and fled in the witness’ brown Ford F150 truck along […]

  • Driver of Toyota Pickup Sought in East L.A. Hit-and-Run That Left Bicyclist Hospitalized

    The CHP was asking for the public’s help Thursday in identifying the hit-and-run driver of a Toyota pickup that struck a bicyclist, leaving him hospitalized with major head trauma. It happened around 9:15 a.m. on Monday at the intersection of Arizona Avenue and Olympic Boulevard, in the East Los Angeles Area. The white, mid-80s Toyota truck was traveling southbound on Arizona Avenue while the victim was riding his bicycle eastbound on the north sidewalk of Olympic Boulevard, according to a […]

  • One Critical After Stage Collapses During High School Musical in Indiana

    At least 12 students were reported injured Thursday after a stage collapsed during a high school performance in Indiana. Hamilton County Sheriff confirmed to KTLA’s sister-station WXIN in Indianapolis that a stage collapsed at Westfield High School. The station reported that one of the students suffered critical injuries. The students were performing the play “American Pie.” So relieved there were no serious injuries, but what a scary ending! #WHSAmericanPie #Westfield pic.twitter.com/VMsRlBZLDT — Sara Camden (@saracamden) April 24, 2015